PepsiCo Is Bringing Safe Water to Sub-Saharan Africa With $1 Million Programme
The PepsiCo Foundation has partnered with WaterAid, a leading NGO, to bring safe water to families in sub-Saharan Africa through their recently launched $1 million programme. This is an expansion of its 15-year, more than $53million safe water access initiative that has helped more than 59 million people since 2006.
The programme, which will run through the philanthropic arm of food and beverage company PepsiCo, comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 Delta variant threatens water-stressed communities that have little access to adequate hygiene and sanitation.
This new investment aims to help improve water infrastructure, build new water supply systems and appropriate sanitation facilities, and promote hygiene education. It will also empower women and girls to become water, sanitation and hygiene stewards in their communities by providing them with the funding and training to maintain water access points and sanitation facilities for years to come.